Saturday, November 19, 2011
Peek'n Peak prepares for winter
By: Mark Goshgarian
With the snowflakes falling, a Chautauqua County ski resort is prepping for the winter season. YNN's Mark Goshgarian sat down with the new owner of Peek'n Peak for a preview of what's to come.
"Not only was the lake the warmest it’s been in years, but the forecasters are saying there's going to be a lot of snow, so with those two in combination we feel like it’s going to be a great season,” said Nick Scott Jr.
Scott Enterprises Vice President and owner Nick Scott Jr., predicting a great winter at Peek'n Peak Resort and Spa in Findley Lake. The family owned hospitality business in Erie, Pennsylvania, purchased the financially troubled resort in August. Since then, it has already lowered the prices on its season passes and recently purchased a brand new snow groomer.
"It'll allow us to build new and improved terrain parks for our snow boarders, we're also enhancing the terrain parks for the snowboarders this year,” said Scott.
As part of its overall enhancement plan, the company is looking to hire about 500 employees, many seasonal, and spend more than four million dollars in renovations and upgrades over the next year. Crews are already repairing roofs and making improvements to the Peek's lodging facilities as well.
"We've started designing the interiors of the room and we're getting ready for that renovation. Room renovation is going to be about a million six and so we've started looking at plans for that,” said Scott.
Plans also include packaging the Peek with one of Scott Enterprise's many other ventures, like Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park in nearby Erie that features a brand new 12,000 square foot wave pool.
Scott said, "And so the nice thing is a family can come, enjoy Splash Lagoon in the evening, get up in the morning and go skiing for the day, come back and enjoy Splash Lagoon some more."
Still too early to mark on your calendar when the ski season will begin, the weather will determine when the resort opens for the winter, meantime for updates, you can log on to the Peek's website at http://www.pknpk.com/
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